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Traditional BSN Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Admission Requirements

All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission. Although academic criteria (cumulative GPA, grades earned in science courses, and failed/repeated courses) is an important factor in admission consideration, additional
non-academic information is also important. Completion of the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) examination will be required for admission beginning with the 2012-2013 application period.

Admission Requirements
Academic Admission Considerations Non-Academic Admission Considerations
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to be considered for admission. All grades earned at all schools attended are calculated in the admission grade point average
  • All prerequisite courses should be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to enrollment
  • At time of application submission, applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours of the required non-nursing prerequisite courses (57 hours total), including completion of at least three of the four required lab-science courses: Chemistry with lab (4 hours), Human Anatomy I (4 hours), Physiology II (4 hours), and/or Microbiology with lab (4 hours). Students may seek exceptions from the department chair.
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Completion of the TEAS Test at a proficient level of 70 or higher
  • Work experience
  • Diversity of experience, such as study abroad, knowledge of other cultures, proficiency in other languages
  • Permanent residency in a TTUHSC service area
  • First generation college student
  • English as a second language
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Prior enrollment at Texas Tech University
  • Extenuating circumstances that may have led you to this profession
  • Military experience/training
  • Interview component

Applications not meeting the minimum admission requirements will not be reviewed.

All applicants who receive offers of admission will be required to consent to a criminal background check. A history of criminal conduct or convictions may result in withdrawal of the admission offer. See "Criminal Background Checks" section of the School of Nursing Student Handbook for the School policy.

In addition, the Board of Nurse Examiners has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas. See "Eligibility to Take NCLEX-RN Examination" section of the School of Nursing Catalog or access the BNE website: www.bon.state.tx.us for declaratory order information.

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